Summary

Experienced Visual Communication Designer for a wide range of print and electronic communications such as: Branding and Identity, Packaging, Corporate Collateral, Magazine, Trade Show Booth Display, Email Marketing, Social Media, Motion Graphics and Web Design.

Primary Skills

My expertise is marketing and communications strategy and I have advanced training in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to develop print and web communications.

 

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Secondary Skills

I have experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, SEO, Joomla!, WordPress, Finalsite, Whipple Hill / Blackbaud, Email Marketing, Google Adwords, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

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Experience

Pomfret School (Graphic Designer — April 2013 - Present)

Description: Responsible for the development of visual materials for the School (web, print, electronic distribution, and signage). 

 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Manage design of Alumni Magazine, Annual Report and other high end print communications
  • Assist Marketing team with brainstorming, marketing and advertising strategies
  • Mock-up design ideas and present ideas to leadership on all projects of a promotional nature
  • Manage the printing process such as pricing and press checks for Communications Department driven projects
  • Develop graphics for electronic communications (email, front end website graphics, etc.)
  • Remain abreast of industry trends both in the for-profit sector and the educational marketplace to constantly innovate design concepts
  • Manage and maintain graphic files
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement and Communications
ITEM: Strategies, LLC (Print and Web Design Manager — Feb 2010 to 2013)

Description: Responsible for the development of visual materials for ITEM: Strategies, LLC and their clients 

 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist Marketing team with brainstorming, marketing and advertising strategies
  • Mock-up design ideas and present concepts to clients
  • Manage client relationships, contractors, and freelancers to ensure that projects meet client business objectives and deadlines
  • Manage the printing process such as collecting pricing quotes and attending press checks for client projects
  • Remain abreast of industry trends to constantly innovate design concepts
  • Manage and maintain all graphic files for company
Plastic Diversity Solutions, LLC (Freelance Graphic Designer 2009)

Designed and implemented consistent branded collateral and support material.

Deary Gymnastic Supply (Freelance Graphic Designer 2008)

Created new designs to support merchandising and new products for the retail sector.

Education:

BFA Hartford Art School / University of Hartford (2007-2009)
Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)
Quinebaug Valley Community College (2009)
Eastern Connecticut State University (2005-2007)